Colin Kaepernick’s Jersey is Now the Biggest Seller on the San Francisco 49ers
Following his highly-publicized National Anthem protests over the past two weeks, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick now has the highest-selling jersey on the team, according to ESPN’s Darren Rovell.
Colin Kaepernick is now the 49ers best selling jersey. More of his gear sold in last week on the 49ers site than the past 8 months combined.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 5, 2016
Rovell also notes in his story for ESPN that Kaepernick’s jersey is the third biggest seller on NFL.com, behind only Ezekiel Elliott of the Dallas Cowboys, and Odell Beckham Jr. of the New York Giants.
Those sales figures will surely continue to go up thanks to prominent placement on the team’s official site. On the jersey page of Shop49ers.com, Kaepernick’s jersey is featured on the top left. — ahead of such 49ers legends as Joe Montana and Jerry Rice, and current stars such as NaVorro Bowman and Carlos Hyde.
NFLshop.com’s jersey page has Kaepernick’s jersey listed on the second row, behind only various versions of Elliott and Beckham’s jersey — which suggests that the placement is automatically determined by the sales figures, and not a conscious decision by anyone involved with the site.
[h/t Bleacher Report]
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